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  • Permit issued for signs

    INSTALLATION OF OPTICAL LETTERSET TO REPLACE 24 HR LETTERSET ON EAST ELEVATION

    1554 E. 55th St. Issued January 17, 2018 Comment

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String of car break-ins during December

Sunday, Dec. 3, at 1 a.m. – A 29-year-old woman told authorities that when she returned to her parked vehicle in the 5500 block of South Hyde Park Boulevard, she discovered that the windows were broken.

Monday, Dec. 4, between the hours of 1 a.m. and 5 p.m. – A 53-year-old man told authorities that he noticed damage to his 2005 black Honda that was parked in the 5800 block of South Stony Island Avenue. The passenger window was broken, and items were taken from the car.

Friday, Dec. 15, at 9:30 p.m. – A 40-year-old woman told authorities that she went out to her car that was parked in the 1600 block of East 56th Street and discovered that it had been vandalized.

Saturday, Dec. 16, at 1 a.m. – A 43-year-old man told authorities that items were missing from his car that was parked in the 5500 block of South Harper Avenue.

Sunday, Dec. 17, at 8 p.m. – A 41-year-old man told authorities there was damage to his car and items were taken from it. The passenger side window was broken. The car was located in the 5700 block of South Stony Island Avenue.

Sunday, Dec. 17, at 9 p.m. – A 31-year-old woman told authorities her passenger side window of her car was broken and glass on the ground near her vehicle. It happened in the 5600 block of South Stony Island Avenue.

    String of car break-ins during December - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer On Wednesday, a Hyde Park resident made the Herald aware of a string of car break-ins that took place during December. There were seven break-ins that occurred between Dec. 3 and Dec. 27 all of which happened in the evening as early as 8 p.m.
    http://hpherald.com

5 days ago

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 1/18 – 1/21

Grown Folks Stories @ The Silver Room, 1506 E 53rd St., 8:00pm – 11:00PM

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Wham City Comedy x Helltrap Nightmare @ Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., 7:00PM & 10:00PM, 21+, $12

Sonny Smith (of Sonny & The Sunsets) / Cut Worms / Okey Dokey / Cafe Racer @ Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., 8:00PM, 18+ -$15

Allan Rayman / Blaise Moore / OddCouple @ Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., 9:00PM, 18+, $15

Typhoon / Mimicking Birds / Sunbathe @ Metro, 3730 N Clark St., 7:30PM, All Ages, $15

White Mystery / Paul Cherry / Son of a Gun In The Round @ Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St., 7:30PM,  17+

Vampires vs Unicorns Tournament @ Rotofugi Designer Toy Store & Gallery, 2780 N Lincoln Ave., 6:00PM, All Ages

Dumpster Tapes Presents: Easy Habits / Son of a Gun / Cass Cwik @ Coles, 2338 N Milwaukee Ave., 9:00PM, 21+

The Gold Web Album Release Show @ Emporium Arcade Bar, 1366 N Milwaukee Ave., 10:00PM, 21+

Bric-A-Brac Brunch @ The Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave., 11:00AM, All Ages

Dumpster Tapes Presents: Krozer / Wet Wallet / Diagonal @ Slippery Slope, 2357 N Milwaukee Ave, 9:00PM, 21+

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 1/18 - 1/21 - Third Coast Review
    Another great weekend with plenty of events to distract you from the chilly winter weather! There is so much to do this weekend including the Women's March celebrating the spirit of the resistance efforts over the past year, the continuation of Buddy Guy's shows at his legendary venue (shows on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday), the Northwestern...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

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Alice James, 98

No service was held. Memorial gifts may be sent to the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 60615.  

    Alice James, 98 - hpherald.com
    University of Chicago Alumnus Alice James, resident of The Admiral by the Lake, Chicago, died on December 10, 2017. James was born April 5, 1919 and grew up near Pasadena, CA. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, she came to Chicago to study at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration ...
    http://hpherald.com

6 days ago

Hyde Ya Kids, Hyde Ya Park

The ensemble cast throughout each sketch referred to people and places relative to Hyde Park such as The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave.

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Where: The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St.

    Hyde Ya Kids, Hyde Ya Park - hpherald.com
    Where: The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. When: Jan. 20 - Feb. 24. Tickets: $10-$20 Contact: the-revival.com By TONIA HILL Staff Writer "Hyde Ya Kids, Hyde Ya Park," a new sketch comedy will open to the public next Saturday at the Revival, 1160 E. 55th St.
    http://hpherald.com

Jan 16

Obama Foundation hosts volunteer service project for MLK Day

Obama Foundation Event #002 – Volunteer Heather McClean assists Adrian Arreguin as he helps make a double layer tied fleece blanket during a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event at the Obama Foundation’s offices 1538 E 53rd St., Monday, Jan. 15. – Marc Monaghan

    Obama Foundation hosts volunteer service project for MLK Day - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Volunteers gathered, Jan. 15, at the Obama Foundation's Hyde Park headquarters, 1538 E. 53rd St., to assist with service projects to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Obama Foundation hosted volunteer activities with the Honeycomb Project.
    http://hpherald.com

Jan 15

MLK Events to go to in the Chicago Area

               o Pack lunches and make blankers for youth and families with                            Honeycomb for La Casa Norte, at the Obama Foundation Offices,                      1538 East 53rd St.

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• The City Year Chicago’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Opening Ceremony at Gale Elementary Community Academy, 1631 W. Jonquil Terrace from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.; Governor Rauner is said to attend as well as Senator Dick Durbin

• Mikva Challenge MLK Youth Summit at Jones College Prep, 700 South State St. at 10 a.m.; Mayor Emanuel Rahm is scheduled to deliver remarks.

• Willie Wilson’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration will host Governor Rauner at the New Convenant Missionary Baptist Church at 754 E. 77th St. at 11 a.m.

    MLK Events to go to in the Chicago Area
    Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is being honored in a variety of ways across the nation on Monday. Ahead of the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, Illinois is just one of the many states partaking in a series of gatherings this holiday to commemorate his memory as an advocate for equality and justice.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

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Ray to host annual fundraiser at the Promontory next month

Volunteer Charis Wuerffel (on right) waits as parents Steve and Kate Benson (on left) discuss how many raffle tickets to buy during William H. Ray School’s annual fundraiser, Raise A Glass For Ray, at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West, Thursday evening, February 2, 2017. – Marc Monaghan

Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., will host its third annual school fundraiser, Raise a Glass for Ray, at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., Thursday, Feb. 1., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., will provide childcare for school age children from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the night of the event for $20 per child plus $10 per sibling, which includes a dinner and fun activities. Ray students will not have school on Friday, Feb. 2.

    Ray to host annual fundraiser at the Promontory next month - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., will host its third annual school fundraiser, Raise a Glass for Ray, at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., Thursday, Feb. 1., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The $40 ticket includes beer, wine and appetizers.
    http://hpherald.com

Jan 09

Filming Notice - Monday and Tuesday, January 15 & 16 from 5 am - 9 pm.

East Side of Blackstone between 51st/Hyde Park Blvd & 50th Street.

Jan 09

U of C professors work to move Obama library

There is some good news - 100 plus University of Chicago professors have publicly called to change the location of the proposed Obama Library and huge above ground parking garage currently proposed to grabbed up large parts of Jackson Park and the Midway Plaisance.

Their arguments are sound - the Jackson Park/Midway location destroys sacred green space, creates traffic and parking nightmares and will have very limited jobs, economic benefits to poor Black AA communities. The alternative location West of...

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There is some good news - 100 plus University of Chicago professors have publicly called to change the location of the proposed Obama Library and huge above ground parking garage currently proposed to grabbed up large parts of Jackson Park and the Midway Plaisance.

Their arguments are sound - the Jackson Park/Midway location destroys sacred green space, creates traffic and parking nightmares and will have very limited jobs, economic benefits to poor Black AA communities. The alternative location West of Washington Park at 55th street is so much better - on the Green El Line, no destruction of park space an anchor to create an up and coming mixed income community west of Hyde Park. Let's all get behind this:

http://amp.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/8/university-chicago-tell-barack-obama-move-library/

    University of Chicago faculty tell Obama to move presidential library - Washington Times
    More than 100 members of the University of Chicago faculty are asking the Obama Foundation to move the proposed library honoring the 44th president to a new location because the plan as currently constituted is "socially regressive."
    http://amp.washingtontimes.com

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Fresh Start to Your Week: 1/8 – 1/10

The Moth StorySLAM: Ambition @ The Promontory, 5311 S Lake Park Ave., 6:00PM, 17+

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First Monday Jazz: Sam Trump @ Currency Exchange Café, 305 E Garfield Blvd., 7:00PM – 8:00PM, All Ages

Ohmme / Campdogzz / Quarter Mile Thunder @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave., 8:30PM, 21+

Salonathon: I Do What I Want! @ Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., 8:30PM, 21+

Laverne x Faux Co @ The Owl, 2521 N Milwaukee Ave., 9:00PM, 21+

A Scientist Walks into a Bar: Paleontology Post Jurassic Park @ The Hideout, 1474 N Milwaukee Ave., 6:30PM, 21+

Sun Storm: Bill MacKay & Tim Kinsella Residency @ Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave., 9:00PM, 21+

CHIRP Radio’s First Time: First Strike @ Martyrs’, 3855 N Lincoln Ave., 8:00PM, All Ages

Ancient Friends / Archie Powell & the Exports / Sunjacket @ Quenchers, 2401 N Western Ave., 9:00PM, 21+

Stars Align: Thomas Comerford and Julie Meckler @ The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee Ave., 9:30PM, 21+

    Fresh Start to Your Week: 1/8 - 1/10
    This week's curated list of events for the beginning of your week huge! Each day has four amazing sections ranging from concerts, talks, and storytellers ready to make your evening fun! Every show offers something unique and undoubtedly Chicagoan, so take advantage of the slightly less chilly weather and enjoy the first half of your...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

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Jan 05

Chicago date idea: Sultry dance class then Jamaican cuisine

1506 E. 53rd St. 773-947-0024

    Chicago date idea: Sultry dance class then Jamaican cuisine
    Rather than putting a ton of effort into an outing and then only hitting one spot, why not extend the adventure? This week, we're pairing a dance class at The Silver Room with dinner at Ja' Grill. Main attraction: Kizomba class at The Silver Room 1506 E. 53rd St.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 05

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    Work in unit 2R & 3R only: repair/replace drywall. patch/plaster walls/ceilings.- electrical permit #100742022- all work same as existing (no structural work); subject to field inspections

    1443 E. 53rd St. Issued January 3, 2018 Comment

Jan 04

Sophy Hotel names Anthony Beach general manager

Anthony Beach was named General Manager of the Sophy Hotel, 1411 E. 53rd St., on Wednesday, Jan. 3. The boutique hotel is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in the summer of 2018. – Photo courtesy of Sophy Hyde Park

Anthony Beach was named General Manager of the Sophy Hotel on Wednesday, Jan. 3. The Sophy Hotel, a boutique hotel currently under construction on the corner of 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue, is scheduled to open in the summer of 2018.

    Sophy Hotel names Anthony Beach general manager - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer Anthony Beach was named General Manager of the Sophy Hotel on Wednesday, Jan. 3. The Sophy Hotel, a boutique hotel currently under construction on the corner of 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue, is scheduled to open in the summer of 2018. Beach, who was officially hired on Dec.
    http://hpherald.com

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